Alabama Defies US Supreme Court, Orders Halt To Gay Marriage Licenses

Super conservative Alabama is living up to its reputation as a backwards state full of bigoted imbeciles. Despite the fact that a higher court overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, the Alabama Supreme Court has acted in defiance of that ruling and ordered probate judges to cease and desist in issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

This order comes as no surprise, considering the turmoil that resulted in the ruling from the federal judge. In face, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, along with other social conservatives, ordered court clerks not to issue licenses to same-sex couples in the deeply red state.

Now, just who do these people think they are? Last I checked, federal law supersedes state law. They have no right not to issue those licenses. The higher court has spoken clearly, and it has spoken out against the bigoted practices of prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying.

Let these bigots enjoy themselves while it lasts, though, because they will be on the losing side of history, and on the losing side of the Supreme Court. In fact, why aren’t these people being held in contempt for what they’ve done, as we speak? Hopefully, that happens soon.

At any rate, the US Supreme Court will settle this issue- in Alabama and around the nation- in June 2015 when they hear the case. Considering that same-sex marriage is now legal in all but 13 states, it is inevitable that they will rule that making same-sex marriage legal is to be the law of the land. After all, if that wasn’t the plan, they’d have blocked same-sex marriages in Alabama, but they didn’t.

Just wait, Alabama Supreme Court. The federal Supreme Court is going to smack you down for this, and the rest of us will just laugh at your bigoted ignorance and say, “I told you so.” Equality is the way of the future. It is only a matter of time. Either come along willingly, or we’ll drag you kicking and screaming.

H/T: Raw Story| Featured Image: Wikipedia